Escha extends its connectivity product portfolio for fieldbus systems. For a safe and industrial-suited data transmission between the individual components, the company offers sercos-compatible connection- and junction cables with a drag-chain suited cable quality (PUR) of category Cat5e in M12x1 housing style (4-pole, male, straight/right-angle) and RJ45 (4-pole/8pole, male, multiport- capable). Considering the necessary shielding for fieldbus connectors, the supplier relies on its own development of the 2SSK-technology. In case of this two-shell shielding concept, connecting the shield is not effected through a shield connection crimped on the cable, but through a reliable crimping with the shield housing. The concluding two-component overmoulding guarantees the round connector protection classes IP67, IP68 and IP69K. The new connector line for EtherCAT-applications also benefits from the 2SSK-technology. In addition to connection- and junction cables in M12x1 housing styles (4-pole, male/female, straight/right-angle) and RJ45 (4-pole/8-pole, male, multiport-capable), M8x1 connectivity components (4-pole, male/female, straight/right-angle) for EtherCAT are available as well. These can be optionally equipped with a drag-chain suited PUR- cable or a PVC-cable for moving applications. Both cable qualities meet the Cat5 category requirements.